n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - Two vignettes and a body : under fire




Extracted from text ... Volume 16 - Number 1 - 2002 61 Two Vignettes and a Body Louise Bethlehem? Zionism transported me. In 1985, I left Johannesburg to take up residence in a city on the periphery of Tel Aviv. I expected, in time, to rewrite the rupture of longing as the rapture of belonging: for I had been transported, carried away by strong emotion. But with time, I learnt to see my displacement as colluding in an old apartheid narrative instead: to each ethnicity, its tribal homeland. In recent times, more aware of rupture than ever, I have sought to invoke the ..


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